Placemaking Program


The placemaking program allocates $200,000 ($50,000 in each town) to smaller communities to deliver projects that are at the top of the community’s wish list.

Projects are the direct result of thorough consultation and collaboration with the communities and will help to improve liveability, contribute to health, happiness and wellbeing, and visitor attraction to the towns.


2021/22 Projects

Town Project
Tetoora Road
  • Installation of a combination of gym and playground equipment at the Tetoora Road Hall grounds
Nilma North
  • Installation of an all abilities BBQ and BBQ shelter at the Nilma North and Lillico Memorial Hall grounds
Tanjil Bren
  • Upgrade the BBQ and picnic area (following approvals from Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Committee of Management)


2020/21 Projects

Town Project
  • Construction of a new toilet block at 33 High Street, Aberfeldy
Longwarry North
  • Further investigation will take place before a project is decided
  • Improvements to the tennis court
  • Upgrades to the car park
  • Removal of existing shed at the Modella Recreation Reserve
  • Landscaping at the Recreation Reserve which will include, some seating, a picnic setting and planting
  • Construction of new BBQ and shelter at Seaview Hall


2019/20 Projects

Following extensive consultation with each community, the following projects will take place:

Town Community meeting
Labertouche(PDF, 649KB) Top dressing of the oval playing surface and installation of multi-use goal posts at the Labertouche and District Community Centre.
Noojee(PDF, 605KB) Construction of new outdoor gym equipment (at a location to be determined through further consultation with the Noojee community) and installation of new tables and seating along local trails and walks.
Darnum(PDF, 1004KB) Expansion of playground equipment at the Darnum Memorial Hall.
Willow Grove(PDF, 818KB) Upgrades to the playground at the Willow Grove Recreation Reserve.

The final projects are the direct result of consultation and collaboration with the goal to improve liveability, contribute to health, happiness and wellbeing, and visitor attraction to the towns.

Council will continue to engage with each community throughout the delivery phase of each project.

2018/19 Projects

Town Project
  • New playground at the Athlone Hall
  • Improvements to the barbecue area
  • New synthetic grass
  • Rubber-based bike track
  • New landscaping, fencing and seating
  • Street beautification works on Henty and Moe-Rawson Road
  • New historical information signage
  • Replacement of concrete cricket pitch
  • Improved parking area and signage at Mill Park
  • Upgrades to the Erica Reserve kitchen
  • Electrical transformer upgrade at Thorpdale recreation Reserve to improve safety and electrical capacity
  • Further consultation will take place before a projects is decided